A professional football player who plays as a goalkeeper, Jefferson de Oliveira Galvao plays in the highest leagues in Brazil. A youth team product of the Cruzeiro academy, Jefferson began his professional career in 2001, as the third goalkeeper for the team. For four seasons, he was part of the team but only managed 28 games for the first team, playing as a backup.
In the middle of that four-season spell, he was sent to Botafogo on loan, where he was their first choice keeper over two seasons, making 49 appearances.
Jefferson was always on the top of the pile when it came to goalkeeping and he was bought by Trabzonspor in 2005. After starting off on substitute bench, Jefferson managed to get into the first team and over three seasons, made 44 appearances for the Turkish team.
He moved for, another season, to Konyaspor before coming back to Botafogo in 2009. Since 2009, Jefferson has always been the first choice keeper at the club, making almost 80 league appearances since then.
At the international level, Jefferson was a part of the Under-20 national team squad, of Brazil, in 2003. In 2011, he got his first cap with the Brazilian senior national team and, since then, has won three more caps. He was part of the 2003 FIFA World Youth Championship winning team and at the club level, helped the team win the 2010 Campeonato Carioca title.